"If the Muslims own that property, that private property, and they want to build a mosque there, they should have the right to do so. ... There's a question of whether it's too close to the 9/11 area, but it's a few blocks away, it isn't right there. ... And there's a huge, I think, lack of support throughout the country for Islam to build that mosque there, but that should not make a difference if they decide to do it. I'd be the first to stand up for their rights."
Thursday, September 2, 2010
A prominent conservative Republican, and a Mormon to boot, has come out and said (mostly) the right thing about the Manhattan Islamic Center. There is still some hedging in the statement, but I'll take what I can get. Kudos to Orrin Hatch of Utah.
Posted by Rubicon at 12:40 PM